Tonight I was on my computer, and things were working fine. I shut it down and a half hour later turned it back on, and now it hangs while displaying "pci device listing", more specifically, "acpi controller". The cursor will blink about 3 times and then disappear. I went into the BIOS setup and set it to boot from my xp upgrade disc, and it accesses the disc, but I can't just boot from it, I can only enter recovery console, which takes me to a Dos prompt, or setup Windows.
I am getting the feeling thqt any further tinkering on my part could be dangerous so I'm stopping there and looking to the experts first. I can't enter safe mode as it does not give me the chance to. Any help would be appreciated. I have an asus a8n5x motherboard (on an unrelated note - the word "reliability" is incorrectly misspelled as "reliabilty" on the motherboard's splash screen).
Edited by boofie75, 07 July 2010 - 11:46 PM.